Events & Interviews
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Yale-New Haven Hospital / Yale School of Medicine
Acute Care Surgery Fellow Lecture Series
“Your talk was fantastic—personal, professional, and academic; in short, masterful!”
– Linda Maerz MD, Medical Director Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
Author Talk at Key West Public Library (Studios of Key West)
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040
Wed, Mar 7, 2018
Author Talk at Pulitzer Center
A Good Death After a Good Life
YOU The Owners Manual Podcast
Oftentimes, death sneaks up on people, and they feel unprepared to make end-of-life decisions for either themselves or their loved ones.
Most people say they would like to die quietly at home, yet about 60% of elderly patients die in institutions.
Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life
New Books Network
Through Dr. Samuel Harrington’s own experience with the aging and deaths of his parents and of working with patients, he describes the terminal patterns of the six most common chronic diseases; how to recognize a terminal diagnosis even when the doctor is not clear about it; how to have the hard conversation about end-of-life wishes; how to minimize painful treatments; when to seek hospice care; and how to deal with dementia and other special issues.
Knowledge@Wharton is a daily, call-in business interview program, broadcasting live from The Wharton School’s historic Ivy League campus. Host Dan Loney goes behind the headlines with world-renowned Wharton professors, distinguished alumni and expert guests.
Finding Peace at the End
Caregiving Podcast Network
How do we give our carees (and ourselves) peace at end of life? Dr. Samuel Harrington, author of a new book, At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life, joins us to guide us toward a peaceful end.
How To Have a Good Death
NPR station KERA: “Think” with Krys Boyd
We all hope to die peacefully at home at a ripe old age. And while many of us are living longer, the end of life has gotten increasingly complicated. Dr. Samuel Harrington joins us to talk about how to have tough conversations about our end-of-life wishes – and about how we can avoid medical intervention when there’s little left to save. (Photo: Sam’s hands visible in sound booth at NPR headquarters in NYC. Crackerjack interviewer Krys Boyd was in Dallas. One of the best interviews he’s done.) Learn more and listen here.
Choosing How We Leave This World
NPR station Jefferson Public Radio
Even the happiest life can end in a hospital bed, lit by fluorescent lights. Which is not how most people say they would like to go. So speak up now, says Dr. Samuel Harrington. Learn more and listen here
The Agewyz Podcast
Episode 128 with Jana Panarites
Dr. Samuel Harrington’s father had a vision of how he wanted to experience the last days of his life. That vision led Dr. Harrington and his sisters to help their father make end-of-life decisions based on the exit strategy he wanted. It also inspired Harrington’s new book. Learn more and listen here.
Does talking about death interest you?
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At Peace covers the subject that many of us don’t want to talk about: death. Through his experience of being a doctor for many decades and watching his parents (die), he decided to write a book to better inform the rest of us on how to make end-of-life decisions.
Watch the TV interview here.